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Sr Program Mgr - 90257778 - Washington

Date: Sep 13, 2019

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Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

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SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
The Senior Program Manager is responsible for delivery of very large high-risk programs, with multimillion dollar cost impacts and multi-year delivery schedule.  The programs may encompass sub-programs, multiple projects and work-streams, cross-departmental interfaces, multiple technologies, geographies and assets.   Individuals in this role work independently with some indirect supervision PMO Director or AVP, and have direct reports or matrixed subordinate team members.  The role requires regular analytical and metrics-based reporting to other staff, Executive Committee, and stakeholders

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Coordinate multiple project teams, vendors and assets to ensure timely and cost-effective sequencing and execution of critical path milestones across several inter-dependent projects within assigned program and overall portfolio
  • Establish Program Governance and Controls structures to enable effective escalation and decision-making processes.
  • Cultivate collaborative partnership among stakeholders to enable scoping, financial and resource decisions 
  • Identify, document and elevate cross-organizational and vendor-driven dependencies, and work with executives and peers across the organization to develop and implement appropriate dependency management processes
  • Identify and manage assessment of major changes to scope, schedule and budget through the appropriate Program and Enterprise governance approval mechanisms
  • Hire and mentor junior level Project Management staff and matrixed team members, and provide guidance on adherence to the Project Management practices.
  • Work with senior leaders to contribute relevant data to support annual planning activities and sequence new working through the appropriate controls mechanisms
  • Ensure that program financial performance and forecasting information is available and reportable for senior executives and government regulators  
  • Identify and evaluate the risks associated with program execution and work across organization to establish and monito mitigation plans
  • Develop and maintain required program management artifacts and ensure that all projects have appropriate project management artifacts and processes in accordance with Amtrak Project Management standards and applicable regulations
  • Identify efficiencies and present recommended improvement opportunities at various levels of management.

 

Required Skills & Work Experience:

  • Strong project and program management skills
  • Strong focus on collaboration, team building, and customer service
  • Highly motivated and self-directed
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Able to exercise independent judgment and take action on it.
  • Excellent analytical, mathematical, and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent listening, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Logical and efficient, with keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks while under pressure.
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, MS Project), 
  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 9 years of relevant work experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • PMP Certification in good standing
  • Must have work authorization in the United States

 

Preferred skills & work experience

  • Graduate degree
  • PgMP Certification
  • Experience managing programs in the transportation industry environment 

 

COMMUNICATION AND INTERPERSONAL SKILLS:
Must have excellent oral and written communication skills

Requisition ID:41006
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Maryland; Virginia
Job Family/Function:Information Technology 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family, and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

We proudly support and encourage U.S. Veterans to apply for Amtrak job opportunities.

All positions require pre-employment background verification, medical review and pre-employment drug screen. Amtrak is committed to a safe and drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping Amtrak safe and drug-free.  

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR section 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety- sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions.   If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, he/she will not permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability (including blindness), or veteran status.

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